“To the president of the Rosie Fan club!”
― Picture quote, Wild World
Rosie (ブーケ,Būke?, Bouquet) is a peppycatvillager that has appeared in all games in the Animal Crossing series to date and also appeared in Dōbutsu no Mori. She is also a widely popular Animal Crossing representative symbol, as she appears on many game covers and has merchandise based upon her appearance. As a peppy villager, Rosie will appear friendly, excitable, and hospitable towards other villagers and the player. Her initial catchphrase is a reference to how lighthearted peppy villagers act most of the time, being very cheerful and friendly to both the player and other villagers.
Rosie is a cerulean cat with dark blue hair and fur. She has big black eyes (drawn similar to the eyes of a classic cartoon character in the games, but drawn in an anime style in the movie and some merchandise) and has light, rosy blush on her cheeks (Hence her name). Like most of the cast, she was given toes and fingers. She has white tips on her paws, tail, feet, and ears. The insides of her ears transition from pink to light pink.
She appears to have no nose, but she does have a smile seen on drawings of cats. Her initial shirt is a Dazed Shirt sequenced in pink, purple, magenta, and beige in a diagonal checkerboard design. On rainy days, she carries a Mint Gingham umbrella. Her initial clothing in Animal Crossing is a Shortcake Shirt.
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Peppy villagers appear to be in a good mood often, and are easy to become friends with. As a peppy villager, Rosie will have the tendency to over-react in conversations about trivial subjects, and will usually be over-excited to see the player or other villagers. This villager, like other peppy villagers, will rarely be discouraged from doing anything, including the usual hobbies. Peppy villagers dream of becoming famous in the future and read Ms. Nintendique, an unseen magazine read by snooty, normal, and other peppy villagers in the Animal Crossing Series. Peppy villagers will also have a very short attention span, which means they soon forget some arguments or tasks given to the player which were not completed. Rosie may easily get upset in conversation when wrong things are said. She will get along well with other villagers, particularly the lazy, normal, jock, uchi, other peppy villagers, but she may annoy and upset cranky and snooty villagers, whose personalities differ. Due to the nature of peppy villagers, she may mention how "old" or "boring" cranky villagers are compared to her opposing, upbeat personality.
In Wild World and City Folk, Rosie's house does not really have a theme. She has a Green Counter and some other items. She also has a stereo that plays Rockin' K.K.. She also has a blue table, red sofa, bathtub, gas pump, punching bag, and a snow board in her house. She has mod wallpaper and a cowhide rug. Her house is very random, just furniture and stuff that never stays on topic, reflecting her upbeat and hyper personality. Like most peppy villagers, when she asks for furniture, she will usually ask for pink furniture.
Rosie's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is very girly. Much like Apple, she has items from the Lovely Series, and the Polka Dot Series. She also has both items from the Pine Set, as well as a Makeup Case, and a bathtub. She has a Cassette Player that plays Bubblegum K.K.
Ai first meets Rosie on her deliveries. When delivering her maid outfit, Rosie dances in joy, much to Ai's surprise. Once acknowledging her new neighbor, Rosie asks of her arrival, with TV drama-esque questions. After their first encounter, Rosie and Ai, as well as Margie (Sally), have been best friends. Later at the beach, Rosie whispers a rumor to Ai, that the crankyApollo is dating Whitney (Bianca). Soon after informing Ai, Margie chides her on how spreading rumors is immoral, which annoys Rosie deeply. Later, while watching Yu and Alfonso (Halberd) celebrate finding an Ammonite fossil, Rosie wonders to herself why they are celebrating, stating she's seen more in the "special place" (a beach cave), and soon is swarmed by an ecstatic Yu. Unable to tolerate him, she agrees to help him find them. This sets off a mini adventure, leading them into the depths of a waterfall cave. After quite a fall, they wake up from possible unconsciousness to reveal a mound of fossils. After Yu's careless fossil hunting, the cave collapses and Rosie and friends make it out by a hair. Later, sometime in fall, Rosie questions why Ai did not show up to Margie's farewell party, of which an unknowing Ai replies, asking "Did she go somewhere?" Shocked, Rosie reveals to her the truth, to which a depressed Ai runs away. Later that day, Rosie, concerned for her friend, checks on Ai, who shows her Margie's letter. After Ai and Rosie's talk, a volley of shooting stars appear at the coast, amazing the two. Later, sometime in winter, Rosie, decorates her house, hoping to be "this year's winner" of the winter festival. Once the UFO lands, Rosie helps her comrades find the missing UFO pieces. Yu, sure of himself, dashes to the beach cave, the piece is, of course, there. Like all of the other villagers, Rosie appeared at the fireworks festival donning a red kimono. There is a running gag in the movie about Rosie not knowing what "cherry pie" means, often questioning her friends but receiving no answer.
Rosie may be an example of all peppy villagers in the entire game. Like most peppy villagers in the game, Rosie appears hyper but a bit more so than in the game.